HBO’s prohibition-era series “Boardwalk Empire” and 1930s drama “Mildred Pierce” both got off to a good start in their bid for next week’s main Emmy awards. “Boardwalk Empire” walked off with a leading seven Emmys in the creative arts portion of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Saturday, while “Mildred Pierce,” starring Kate Winslet, won three.

 

Singer Justin Timberlake took home two more Emmys in his burgeoning career as a comedic actor. The 30-year-old already has two Emmys for his previous work on “Saturday Night Live.” He won the guest comedy actor Emmy for hosting the season finale of “SNL” in May, and shared another for co-writing the original song in his opening monologue for the show.

 

Some 76 awards were announced in categories ranging from costumes and picture-editing to reality host ahead of the main acting, comedy and drama series awards ceremony on Sept. 18.